Cooper’s Hawk Looking For Breakfast

  I was in my bedroom this morning that has a big picture window with a good view of our yard and pond.  Off to the right you will see my rose bush garden that has a fountain and of course a platform feeder for the birds.  When suddenly, I hear a small thunder type sound. […]

Fall Migration Birds

    You know when summer is over when you begin to see migrating birds passing through in your backyard,  nearby park, or by the lake shore. Birders get a little bit excited about this since usually July and parts of August doesn’t have much to offer but the normal birds that you see.   Now all […]

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Bald Cardinals

What is Wrong With That Cardinal? They’re baaaack!  I am talking about those very ugly bald Cardinals coming in to my backyard bird feeder and in my tree.  You may have seen one or two bald Cardinals yourself or even a bald Blue Jay.  And it is not as pretty a sight to see as compared to the […]

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It’s A Great Horned Owl!

Follow Me   “It’s a Great Horned Owl!”  I claimed….BUT… after further examination, NO it was not…it was just a Fake.  Have you ever driven along a road when it is just starting to get dark outside or even later in the evening, and suddenly spot a Great Horned Owl up on the top of somebody’s […]

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Peanuts! Peanuts! Get your Peanuts!

Attracting Bluejays     Attracting Blue jays to your yard can be very entertaining.  It is all about peanuts which is a favorite of this beautiful and amazing bird.  The photo on the left is of a particular Blue jay who with the rest of its family, likes to visit our feeders and bird baths daily. […]

What’s the hurry?

What’s The Hurry? Everyone is always in a hurry these days. Watch people when you are riding along in a car at the stop light or while on the road. People are either busy talking on their phones or gasp! texting while driving. Parents are either rushing in to work or running their kids off […]

It’s only rock-n- roll but I like it!

A few years ago  (back in the stone age when cell phones did not come with cameras) I lived in Ohio on six and a half acres on a wooded lot.  My husband and I were relaxing out on our second story deck which was right there among the trees.   It was a great place for […]

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Birds Need Water Too!

Birds Need Water Everyday Just like animals birds need water to survive.  While they can get some of the moisture from their food most will search for water to drink every day.  They also need the water for bathing to clean their feathers and remove parasites.  So the solution is a birdbath. Last summer I […]

Nesting Materials for Birds

What is that? In the spring when the birds are starting to brood,  they search for different types of materials to make their nests. You can help them out by putting nesting materials in your yard.   I use a suet feeder that I placed natural cotton fiber in  like the one in the photo.  The […]